Above and Beyond (song)

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This is about a country-music song. See also Above and Beyond (disambiguation).
"Above and Beyond"
Single by Buck Owens
B-side 'Til These Dreams Come True
Released March 7, 1960
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 2:27
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Harlan Howard
Producer(s) Ken Nelson
Buck Owens singles chronology
"Under Your Spell Again"
"Above and Beyond"
"Excuse Me (I Think I've Got a Heartache)"
"Above and Beyond"
Single by Rodney Crowell
from the album Diamonds & Dirt
Released June 1989 (U.S.)
Format 7"
Recorded November 1987
Genre Country
Length 2:28
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Harlan Howard
Producer(s) Tony Brown and Rodney Crowell
Rodney Crowell singles chronology
"After All This Time"
"Above and Beyond"
"Many a Long and Lonesome Highway"

"Above and Beyond", also known as "Above and Beyond (The Call of Love)" is a song written by Harlan Howard and recorded by American country music singer Buck Owens. Released in 1960 as a single with "'Til These Dreams Come True" on the B-side, Owens' rendition reached No. 3 on the Billboard country singles charts that year. It was his third single.[1]

In 1967, "Above and Beyond" was recorded by singer Wynn Stewart and was the title track of his 3rd album, which was on the Hilltop label.

In 1989, Rodney Crowell recorded a cover version on his album Diamonds & Dirt. This cover, released with "She Loves the Jerk" on the B-side, charted at No. 1 on the country chart in late 1989. It was the fifth consecutive No. 1 hit from the album, as well as the fifth and final No. 1 of his career.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Buck Owens[edit]

Chart (1960) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 3

Rodney Crowell[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 3
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 6


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 310. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, p. 109
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 6591." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. October 2, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  4. ^ "Rodney Crowell – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Rodney Crowell.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1989". RPM. December 23, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1989: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
Preceded by
"Nothing I Can Do About It Now"
by Willie Nelson
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

September 23, 1989
Succeeded by
"Let Me Tell You About Love"
by The Judds
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

October 2, 1989